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Report from 2012 SPS IPC Drives Show

The SPS IPC Drives 2012 exhibition in Nuremberg in November was an outstanding success for Sercos. More than 20 companies from a wide range of areas presented exhibits and product demonstrations at the joint booth, which attracted 40% more visitors than in the previous year.

Read an article with more information about the show and new products displayed.

Click to view largerThe first demonstration systems illustrating how a blended infrastructure is used to allow Sercos® III and EtherNet/IP devices to communicate over a single Ethernet cable were the main attraction at the booth. The devices were connected with control prototypes from Bosch Rexroth and Schneider Electric, using a common Ethernet infrastructure via a single cable.

Read more details about Blended Infrastructure in an article from Sercos News #2-2012 and in an article from Feb 2013 Control Design entitled "Blended Sercos III and EtherNet/IP".

Sercos on YouTube

New Sercos YouTube channel
The first videos are from the SPS IPC Drives show. Several of them are in the German language, but here are links to two image-only videos and one English-language video.

Sercos News Magazine

The 20-page SERCOS News #2/2012 is available on the SNA Website. The feature article is "Efficient Data Logistics," describing the new Blended Infrastructure. The issue also includes articles on the Schneider PackDrive3, the Cannon-Automata Topology Extension, the AS-i 3.0 Sercos Gateway with SafeLink from Bihl+Wiedemann, CIP Safety on Sercos protocol software from IXXAT, an application article on Dürr Paint Systems, and new product news items.

Recent Articles

Here are links to articles of Sercos interest:

  1. Press Release in Design World on the Wago Speedway Sercos Coupler
  2. Article in Design News on "Energy-Aware Industrial Devices" -- This deals mostly with PROFIEnergy and SercosEnergy.
  3. Article in The Industrial Ethernet Book entitled "Ethernet enabled energy optimization is rolling out."

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Sercos News is an informative publication issued twice a year. It provides the latest information and applications articles on Sercos. Click here to find the latest issue and a number of back issues.

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